Isopropyl Palmitate

Isopropyl Palmitate 
  • Isopropyl palmitate is a colorless and almost odorless Natural liquid substance made from palm oil and/or animal fats

  • Palm oil typically comes from palm trees, which are native to western Africa but grow throughout tropical areas around the world. Their seeds produce the oil

  • Isopropyl palmitate is produced by transesterification of methyl ester with isopropyl alcohol. The process includes the removal of methanol by distillation or esterification of the fatty acid with isopropyl alcohol.

  • Isopropyl palmitate is a cetyl ester, which is the International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI) name for a wax composed of a mixture of esters of saturated fatty acids and fatty alcohols. Cetyl esters is a constituent of a broader group of cosmetic ingredients, the alkyl esters, which consist of the reaction products of fatty acids and alcohols 

  • Isopropyl palmitate acts as a moisturizer in some products by helping bind moisture to the applied zone

  • It is also an emollient, which helps products spread smoothly, and it can be used as a fragrance ingredient. It dissolves in oil but not in water

  • It is also commonly used as a thickening agent
  • It helps the hair or skin feel soft and it strengthens their moisturizing effect making them feel and look lush
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